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UPDATE: Witness appeal after A24 cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries

JPCT 020114 S14020064x A24. RTC at Buck Barn traffic lights -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 020114 S14020064x A24. RTC at Buck Barn traffic lights -photo by Steve Cobb

Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries during a collision involving a bus on the A24 near Horsham yesterday morning (Thursday January 2).

Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the dual carriageway near the Buckbarn Crossroads shortly after 11.30am.

The cyclist, described by police as a 67-year-old local man, has suffered a serious head injury.

Worthing Road in Southwater was closed to enable the Sussex Air Ambulance to land on the dual carriageway.

The man has been airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London.

His condition is life-threatening, say Sussex Police.

Diversions set up while emergency services were in attendance, but the incident caused significant traffic delays.

The northbound carriageway of the A24 was re-opened just after 1pm but the southbound carriageway remained closed for a further two hours.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “The circumstances are now being investigated and anyone who saw the collision or who has other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Reagan.

 

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